February 9, 2015

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm Review & Swatches

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm is a new, permanent Spring 2015 tinted lip butter available in 8 shades! This is formulated with jojoba and argan oil to keep lips hydrated plus it packs plenty of pigment for gorgeous color.

Take a look!

Etude House Sugar Tint Lip Balm

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm comes in a round barrel tube much like Fresh Sugar Treatment Lip Balm. This has an screw cap which is fab as it won’t pop open in your tote or makeup bag if you’re traveling with it.

I love this stuff! It’s kinda hybrid lip balm, lip butter, and lipstick all in one. It has the balmy texture and consistency of a lip balm with the creaminess of a butter and the opaque pigment of a lipstick. Anytime I see lip balms or butter I always expect something sheer but this provides full, opaque coverage on a single swipe. Lovely! It has a very subtle sugary lemon-y floral taste and flavor that wasn’t unpleasant to my mouth. One of the main things I loved about it was the color pay off but it’s not lacking in the moisture department either. It has an easy, creamy glide with a nice hydrating feel on my drier lips and a smooth, even finish with a slight sheen!

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm shade 2

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm (Shade 2)

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm swatches

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm Swatches (Shade 2)

Wear time? Amazing as well at around four hours without feathering or migrating and color remains intense through that wear!

Needless to say this little balm has it ALL and it’s not too expensive either at $8 per shade.

I highly suggest trying out Etude House Sugar Tint Balm for size. This is one lip balm that delivers color, hydrating, long wear, and a dramatic finish on lips!

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm fotd

Loves it.

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm is available now at etudehouse.com.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Sae

    Omg, yay! I actually ordered this about a week ago cause they looked so cute!

  • Heather F.

    Wow! I’m really impressed by the wear time! And that color looks SO pretty on you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Any chance you’ll be swatching any of their other shades?

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Heather! I only have the one at the moment, sorry! if I get more I’ll be sure to swatch.

  • Quin

    I have a pink one of this- it’s so smooth- a bit sheer (so TOTALLY wearable), so so so smooth (it needed to be repeated) and best of all, it smells like Peach Ice Tea!!
    I’ve had mine for like a month and it’s already half used- a good buy if you’re looking for a new balm imo ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katherine T.

    Muse, the color looks gorgeous and the formula sounds like a dream! Does it leave a stain too?

  • Rui Ting

    Have you tried the Arituam Honey Melting Balms or Aritaum Water Sliding tint? How does this Etude House one compare?

      • Rui Ting

        Not sure if they are the same thing, but you should try the Honey Melting Balms and Water Sliding tints out! I thought I recalled you doing a post on ome of the red shades of the Honey Melting Balms though!

        • Isabella Muse

          ohhh wait wait yes yes! I have three of the melting balms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they are actually very much like the Etude House formula but a hint more pigmented, never tried the water sliding tints though! Sorry totally a senior moment! Very tired today ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Rui Ting

            Haha we all have those days. Thanks for your reply! Reader all the way from Singapore here by the way! Love your posts!!!

          • Isabella Muse

            yay for singapore ๐Ÿ™‚ Love me my Singaporean readers ๐Ÿ™‚ girl, it’s been crazy town around here I’m surprised I remember my own name this month ๐Ÿ™‚ <3! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Orani

    After i have seen you wearing it i fell it love with it, and i’ve been thinking about buying this when i get to Thailand on summer break! But does smudge when you drink and stuff?

  • Christine Joy Luikuo

    I just bought this today, with this same shade, and the shade name is Cranberry Pie. The pigmentation is crazy! Plus it’s so comfortable on my lips.